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REV. MR. LANE'S LECTURES
In Six Numbers.
CONTAINING CRITICAL AND ARGUMENTATIVE REMARKS
BY C. C. BURR.
PRINTED AT THE CANNON PLACE PRINTING Office.
THE critical reader will hardly fail to perceive that this work was written in great haste. I am sensible of its imperfections; and if there could be any apology for its hurried and careless character, I should name that, which is a fact, viz.: that since I commenced a weekly review of Rev. Mr. Lane's lectures against Universalism, I have performed many journies, of almost every intervening number of miles, from 20 to 300, lecturing before literary Associations and other public assemblies that have demanded no inconsiderable preparation. All these engagements I have met without being absent from my desk on a single Sunday; though I have been obliged to be away more or less every week. This is my apology. If any one is disposed to say that a work written under such circumstances ought not to be published at all, my reply is that I am probably better acquainted with the demands of truth, in this region than those who are strangers. And as I have asked no man's advice, it is right that I alone should be condemned, if the work is wholly without merit.
It will be seen that I have not, in every instance, admitted the reading of the received version of the Scriptures. I am persuaded that this version is, in many respects, very imperfect and untrue. In the course of